You have changed a certainty into a possibility, and I hate possibilities — God of God! I have lived on possibilities, and infernally near starved on them.
Book II : Chapter 11. The Fracas at the Theatre Feydau
He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.Rafael Sabatini
Bestir, ladies! To your chaise, and see that you contrive to look your best. Soon the eyes of Guichen will be upon you, and the condition of your interior to-morrow will depend upon the impression made by your exterior to-day.Rafael Sabatini
They opposed brute force to reason and philosophy, and battalions of foreign mercenaries to ideas. As if ideas were to be impaled on bayonets!Rafael Sabatini
Mr Pollexfen was at one and the same time right and wrong—a condition much more common than is generally supposed.Rafael Sabatini
"Sir!" she checked him. "I think you are talking treason.""I hope I am not obscure," said he.Rafael Sabatini
"It was heroic!""Heroic, is it? Bedad, it's epic! Ye begin to perceive the breadth and depth of my genius."Rafael Sabatini